Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Terrorists Attacks Rising In Israel, Thousands March Against TTIP In Brussels, More Mysterious Mass Bird Deaths

Arab Terrorist Attacks Rising Against Israelis in Judea and Samaria

While world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly are pontificating about creating and keeping peace, Palestinian Authority terrorists are escalating their attacks on Israeli civilians on the roads and elsewhere in Judea and Samaria.
An Israeli driver came under a hail of rocks Tuesday as Arab terrorists attacked his vehicle in Gush Etzion. The car was hit while traveling on the road near the Jewish community of Ma’ale Amos in Judea.
No one in the vehicle was physically injured, but the vehicle itself was damaged.
Further south, in Judea, terrorists hurled a firebomb towards the security fence of the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, in Judea.
Israeli drivers were attacked while traveling on the road past the Arab village of Tuq’ua, near the Jewish community of Tekoa.
The vehicles came under a hail of rocks in Arab terror stoning attacks Tuesday night, according to the Hatzoloh emergency response service in Judea and Samaria.

Dozens of Arab terrorists launched a stoning attack on IDF soldiers who were stationed in Hebron on Tuesday afternoon.
The troops responded with riot dispersal methods used specifically for breaking up violent demonstrations.
No physical injuries were reported. All military personnel returned safely to base.

Arab terrorists attacked IDF soldiers in several locations around Jerusalem on Tuesday evening.
Near the Mount of Olives, an IDF patrol unit was struck by paint-filled bottles and a hail of rocks.
A glass bottle was hurled at IDF forces stationed near the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Two firebombs (Molotov cocktails) were thrown at forces in the capital as well. One of the firebombs ignited a small fire.

The White House has publicly accused the Russian military of being behind Monday's bombing of a humanitarian convoy in Syria.

The airstrike could have only been carried out by the Russian or Syrian military, the White House said, saying it holds Russia responsible.
"All of our information indicates clearly that this was an airstrike," White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters.

"That means there only could have been two entities responsible — the Syrian regime or the Russian government."

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed outrage at the "flagrant attempts of some foreign backers of armed rebels and terrorists in Syria" to shift blame on the UN convoy to Moscow and Damascus.

"The Russian military personnel in Syria is investigating with the use of means of objective control the circumstances around the attack, which took place on September 19," the ministry said in a statement.
"We are stating with all responsibility that neither Russian or Syrian aircraft carried out airstrikes against the UN humanitarian aid convoy in the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo."
The UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy traveling to Aleppo province was hit late on Monday. The incident wrecked 18 out of 31 trucks with humanitarian aid on board and killed roughly 20 people, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Thousands of people in Brussels have taken to streets to protest against the planned free trade deals between the US, the EU and Canada amid fears that they may affect labor conditions and environment as well as violate consumer rights.
Some 10,000 to 15,000 people from trade unions, environmental and consumer groups have taken part in protests against the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Tuesday, the organizers said, according to AP. Police put the number of protesters at 6,000.

© Eric Vidal

Greenpeace activists in chemical protection suits were seen spraying white paint graffiti with anti-TTIP and anti-CETA slogans on the streets. After that, several vehicles took a large crowd carrying placards to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

Critics of the deals have compared them to a Trojan horse, which explains two inflatable horses placed outside the Commission headquarters, representing TTIP and CETA. It is feared the deals will undermine food, environment and labor standards if enforced.

The protest is held in hope that the talks between the US and the EU scheduled for Friday in Bratislava will falter due to lack of support from Europe.

Three days ago seven German cities, including Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Munich, and Stuttgart saw similar demonstrations. At least 100,000 protesters rallied in Germany, speaking out against the deals, Deutsche Welle reported, citing the German police.

Thursday morning, residents in Boston witnessed a bizarre and disturbing event that sounds like something out of a Hitchcock movie: 47 dead birds fell from the sky over their neighborhood for no obvious reason.

Investigators are working to determine the cause, and whether the deaths of two cats in the neighborhood could be related. A third cat was also affected, reports necn.com.
Willien Pugh, 67, a long-time resident of the Dorchester, was the first to call animal services.
She told the Boston Herald that she found her cat, Sally B, clinging to life on the back porch as the birds fell from the sky.
“My sister fed her. Then like at 8:30 she came to the door and told me Sally was laying there at the back door, and that was it. Nobody knows who did it or nothing.”
“I don’t know if she was playing with the birds. I’d seen them on the ground, on the fire escape, in the back yard.”
Pugh described the birds as “lethargic, trying to roll over, not able to stand up or fly.”

Lt. Alan Borgal with the Animal Rescue League of Boston described what he saw to The Boston Herald:
“These birds were literally falling out of the trees and the fences and stuff. We were just catching them so they didn’t hit the ground. It was all around this complex here. And we’ve seen a lot of small birds and they seem fine. It’s all grackles.”

Grackles are black songbirds that typically travel in large flocks.
“When I arrived, birds would fly, like from a house to a tree, they would flop in the tree and they would fall to the ground,” Borgal told necn. “The weaker ones were just falling right out the sky.”
The Animal Rescue League of Boston said that 32 of these birds died, either at the scene or afterwards as rescuers attempted to tend to them. The remaining 15 birds are in “good condition” and will be sent to Tufts Wildlife Center in Grafton, Massachusetts.
City officials are looking at everything from a virus, to environmental poisoning, to something intentional. They’re also studying the many feeders neighborhood residents have outside.

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